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Marco Antonio Rubio

    Marco Rubio is a Republican U.S. senator elected in 2010 to represent Florida. He defeated Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, an independent candidate, and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, a Democratic candidate, in an unusual three-way Senate race. Rubio previously served in the Florida House of Representatives, including two years as House Speaker.

    Marco Rubio was born in Miami on May 28, 1971, his parents both Cuban exiles. He graduated from the University of Florida and the University of Miami Law School. He and his wife, Jeanette Dousdebes-Rubio, live in West Miami with their four children.

    1. Rubio criticizes government regulation of Uber, Airbnb


      NEW YORK (Associated Press) -- Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio is warning of too much government meddling with Internet-based "on-demand companies."

    2. Rubio: 'My ambitions are not for me'


      Marco Rubio continued to grab the spotlight with an appearance on NBC's Today and one of the first questions he faced was his absence in Washington. The presidential contender is on track to miss two consecutive weeks of votes in Washington and has the worst attendance record of any current senator.

    3. Donald Trump's trying to get under Rubio's skin — with water


      UPDATE: Rubio responded Tuesday on Fox News. "I heard it’s very high-quality water. Apparently Evian are a bunch of losers, this is really good water. ... It is what it is. About the water? Yeah, I drink water. So what? And I only sweat when it’s hot. Luckily it’s fall.”

       Donald Trump sent Marco Rubio 24 bottles of "Trump Ice Natural Spring Water," with Trump's face on it, two "Make America Great Again" towels and bumper stickers and a note reading, "Since you're always sweating, we thought you could use some water. Enjoy!"
    4. As he runs for Senate, U.S. Rep. David Jolly vows to do his job

      State Roundup

      CLEARWATER — Perhaps he didn't mean to rough up a fellow Republican, but U.S. Senate candidate David Jolly ripped apart Marco Rubio on Monday.

      U.S. Rep. David Jolly is running for a seat in the U.S. Senate.
    5. David Jolly wishes Marco Rubio would stop missing so many Senate votes


      U.S. Rep. David Jolly, R-Indian Shores, today was warmly received before a home county crowd at the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club, where, perhaps inadvertently, he hammered U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio.

    6. Rand Paul, Chris Christie join Sunshine Summit in Orlando


      The Florida GOP today announced that Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have committed to attend the party's Sunshine Summit in Orlando Nov. 12-14.

    7. Winner-take-all Florida primary slows parade of presidential candidates

      State Roundup

      It was supposed to assert Florida's dominance in picking the Republican presidential nominee, but a move to push back the primary and award all delegates to the winner has rankled party activists who say it has made candidates wary of the state and could disenfranchise voters.

      Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson meets supporters at the University of New Hampshire on Wednesday. Carson is one of several candidates not spending much time campaigning in Florida.
    8. Rubio: I will stand up to Putin


      The U.S. and Russia are "barreling toward a Second Cold War," Marco Rubio will say in a speech today in Iowa, "and strong American leadership is the only force capable of ensuring that peace and security once again prevail."

    9. Bush tracker busted at Rubio event in Iowa


      From Politico's Marc Caputo:

      The Florida family feud between Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio took a surprising turn on Thursday night when a tracker for a super PAC supporting the former governor tried to slip into an Iowa event for Rubio, whose staff quickly spotted and removed him.

    10. PolitiFact Florida’s Top 5 fact-checks for September 2015


      The GOP presidential debate on CNN fueled many of PolitiFact Florida's most-clicked fact-checks in September.